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BR Sorely Needs an “Ignore User” Feature

By Jeremy Botter On July - 27 - 2009


I've decided that Bleacher Report needs an "ignore user" feature. 

Now, I know that Bleacher Report is open-source, which means it relies heavily on the contributions of the community to drive the site forward. And it's been a giant success, judging from how big the site has become in such a short period of time. I see Bleacher Report content all over the place, and I hear Bleacher Report contributors on various radio shows.

But open-source should still have limits, at least to a certain extent. 

We don't need editorial approval before posting and we don't need any other traditional formats, because the Bleacher Report formula has proven to be quite effective in generating great content.

Where the formula fails, however, is in curtailing the activities of trolls. 

You know exactly what I'm talking about, don't you? The people who provide absolutely nothing of value to your community and seemingly exist only to make snide replies to every comment made. Most of the time, these comments have nothing to do with the discussion at hand and only serve to derail the conversation that is taking place between members who actu...

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